Darold Tippey has a foundation of more than 30 years in Mechanical Engineering, International and Strategic Studies, specializing in innovation and technology. Darold currently has 24 granted patents with more pending in a variety of areas such semi-durable and disposable consumer products and medical devices, packaging, materials and other technology development. He is a Consultant and dynamic experienced leader of diverse multimillion-dollar programs and projects in civilian and military capacities. He is adept at facilitating teams, conducting process automation, product development, and organizational development initiatives within Fortune 500 and large private companies. He leverages strong creative, analytical, collaborative and decisive leadership to direct multifaceted projects. He has a proven track record of developing and commercializing a wide range of products that capitalize on market opportunities and propel organizational growth. He is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt trained and has attained the SME Level of Lean Knowledge Certificate in the process of Bronze Practitioner Certification. He is experienced in builds lasting business relationships on teams and within strategic partnerships.
Areas of Expertise:
Darold has a well-rounded experience in semi-durable and disposable medical and consumer products, processes and facility master planning and engineering. Darold started as a Mechanical Engineer designing facilitates and high speed automated equipment, progressing through process and product development. In a parallel career, Darold retired from the U.S. Army after completing over 29 years providing master planning and facilities engineering as well as program management for billions of dollars in construction in the most difficult environments. Through numerous assignments Darold provides vast expertise in strategic planning, product and process development, customer / technical support and training development.
Scope of Experience:
Darold’s scope of experience includes: Strategic Planning (Program / Project Manager, cross-functional leadership, needs-assessment analysis); Product Research (intellectual properties, design of experiments, packaging subject matter expert); Training and Development (Occupational Safety and Health Act – OSHA, safety improvements, quality assurance); and Customer / Technical Support (technical sales support, product trials, process improvement and optimization).
Education and Training:
Darold earned a Master of Science degree in International and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College Distance Education Program and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He has completed numerous logical thought processes training such as Kepner-Tregoe and DuPont Design of Experimentations, to name a few.
Honors, Awards and Special Accomplishments:
He was awarded 24 granted patents in a wide variety of areas to include: consumer products, packaging, process development, material and technology advancements. Darold was awarded the Legion of Merit, The Bronze Star, and The Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf clusters and The Combat Action Badge by the U.S. Army for Service under Combat Conditions and is a member of Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
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